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Days are longer and too beautiful to stay home and read electronic newsletter like this one. Yes, we could take it personally, but we won't. We are runners and we understand if you'd rather be outdoor, enjoying a nice quiet regenerating run under the Summer sun (that is for those of you above the Equator). For those of you below, you are probably ready for a nice brisk run. With this said, we will keep this newsletter short.
With the Williamsburg Area Running website joining the Run The Planet Satellites program this month, our worldwide running net continues to expand internationally. Let's welcome this Rtp-friendly website from Virginia into our big family.
Speaking of Satellites, great changes are about to hit the behind-the-scenes structure and usability of our Italian, Portuguese and Brazilian Run The Planet versions. We thought we would have been ready to introduce them here with rolling drums, but our programmer was too busy running around (literally: days have been gorgeous to run, lately) so it will be for the next month.
Let's keep our initial promise and quickly wrap this newsletter up. There is a nice Summer breeze moving the tree leaves outside our office, and we can't resist the call of the wild any longer.
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Run The Planet Statistics
0030 New running course descriptions this month 1919 Cities activated on Run The Planet 2441 Running course descriptions on Run The Planet 0000 New nations or territories activated this month 0210 Nations and territories activated on Run The Planet 0005 New links on "Running links" this month 1593 Links on "Running links"From where are runners visiting Run The Planet? The following 151 countries and territories (and the list keeps growing!): American Samoa, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaidjan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Cocos (Keeling Islands), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guyana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldavia, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Polynesia, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, former U.S.S.R., Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City state, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Websites that received the Run The Planet Award this year
January Australian Ultra Runners' Association February Real Federación Española de Atletismo March Sport Careers April The Serpentine Running Club May Portland Fit June London Marathon site by Uli Sauer July [under construction]Visit the Run The Planet Award webpage found on the www.runtheplanet.com main menu to see the recipients of the Run The Planet Award in the past years, and to find the links to these ones. Vote for your favorite running related website and it could be next month’s winner.
Alphabetical index of new and updated cities
New and updated cities this month
Babylon (Usa/New York), Bar Harbor (Usa/Maine), Bellingham (Usa/Washington), Boise (Usa/Idaho), Corpus Christi (Usa/Texas), Fort Lauderdale (Usa/Florida), Indianapolis (Usa/Indiana), Jackson (Usa/Mississippi), Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), Los Gatos (Usa/California), Matera (Italy), Melbourne (Australia), Memphis (Usa/Tennessee), Napoli (Italy), Northeast Harbor (Usa/Maine), Osage Beach (Usa/Missouri), Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), Redding (Usa/California), Reggio Calabria (Italy), Salerno (Italy), San Jose (Usa/California), Santa Monica (Usa/California), Somesville (Usa/Maine), Southwest Harbor (Usa/Maine), Toronto (Canada).
New nations and territories this month
Nations still missing to complete Run The Planet
(Africa) Algeria, Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, Eritrea, Guinea, Western Sahara; (Central America) Antigua and Barbuda; (Asia) Iraq, Syria. Besides these nations, other territories may be missing.
Description of the month - Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia)
By Eric Seidlitz - Tun Fuad Park is located off of Jalan Lintas, about 20-30 minutes from the heart of Kota Kinabalu. The park consists of an asphalt track which encircles a lake. The track is about 1.4 miles around, and is a bit hilly. About halfway around, there are some steps heading up the hill there, which is actually quite tall. You could divert off the trail for 15-30 minutes before hitting the top of it, where you will be treated to a nice view of the city and the sea. There is a small "canteen" shop there, as well as a couple nice restaurants and several "kedai" - small eateries with a common seating area. No problem going there for a post-run meal all sweaty - many do it! Great run, good workout, and nice variation with the hill option. Have fun!
Run The Planet Satellites
Usa/California - East Bay Striders, July 2001
Usa/Illinois - Chicago Distance Classic, February 2002
Usa/Illinois - Second Wind Running Club, March 2002
Usa/Georgia - Race Pace, June 2001
Usa/Nevada - Las Vegas Marathon, July 2001
Usa/Tennessee - Chattanooga Track Club, July 2001
Usa/Texas - Cross Country Club of Dallas, June 2001
Usa/Texas - Fort Worth Runners Club, July 2001
<NEW!> Usa/Virginia - Williamsburg Area Running, May 2002
Ireland - Crusaders Athletic Club, August 2001
Italy - Run The Planet Italia, May 2001
Italy - Correre nel deserto, May 2001
Italy - Dead Runners Society Italia, May 2001
Italy - Penguin Brigade Italia, May 2001
Italy - Podismo, May 2001
Malta - Sovereign Running Order of Malta, May 2001
San Marino - Drs San Marino, May 2001
Switzerland - Drs Svizzera, May 2001
Vatican City - Drs Vaticano, May 2001
Should you want to apply to become a Run The Planet Satellite simply send us an e-mail message (firstname.lastname@example.org) requesting more information. Running related links added to Run The Planet this month
Please visit the "Running links" webpage found on the www.runtheplanet.com main menu for a link to thousands of running related webpages: the largest collection of the best the running world has to offer!
Gm Butterfly Bordano homepage - The site is dedicated to the "Marcia sulle ali delle farfalle" event with photos and descriptions.
Say No To Drugs Holiday Classic - The website saynotodrugs.com gives detailed information about the "Say No To Drugs Holiday Classic". The race is held in Los Angeles, California and in Clearwater, Florida yearly. The website shows photos from previous years' races and gives information about the beneficiaries of the race and their accomplishments.
San Francisco Frontrunners - The founding chapter of the FrontRunners, a world-wide network of running clubs for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender community and our friends.
United States Half Marathon - With great enthusiasm we organize the "United States Half Marathon" in San Francisco! Grab some friends, start training, and bring the family out to Aquatic Park for a day of fun and excitement. We have hand selected an amazing course that excites all of us as athletes. Our November expedition runs along the scenic marina green, the beautifully restored Crissy Field, the panoramic Golden Gate Promenade and travels out and back across one of the United States most treasured landmarks - the Golden Gate Bridge. Sprint through the entertaining finish at historic Aquatic Park, just below Ghiradelli Square with spectacular views of Alcatraz and Angel Island. It promises to be a rewarding and memorable experience.
Road Runners Club of America - The Road Runners Club of America was formed in 1958 when a small group of distance runners decided to organize so they could stage their own races outside the control and responsibility of the Amateur Athletic Union. Today, we are the largest organization in the United States dedicated to promoting and encouraging distance running as a competitive sport and a means of healthful exercise. Over 700 local running clubs belong to our or organization. To locate a club near you go to our web site and click on the "Clubs" section of our home page.
Sponsor of the month
CHICAGO DISTANCE CLASSIC - The appointment with the next edition of the Chicago Distance Classic, the oldest road race in the city of Chicago, is for July 14, 2002. It is a 20k run, 5k run and 3 Mile Health walk, starting on the beautiful campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and winding through the historic West Loop area of Chicago. Find out why this is the race to do this summer! For more details visit the race's official website at www.chicagodistanceclassic.com.
Running events added to our worldwide calendar this month
Please visit the "World race calendar" webpage found on the Run The Planet main menu for information on thousands of running events worldwide.
Anzing (Germany) Forstlauf der LG Sempt, Bar Harbor (Usa/Maine) Mount Desert Island Marathon, Bordano (Italy) Marcia Sulle ali delle farfalle, Calgary (Canada) Calgary Stampede Marathon, Calgary (Canada) Stampede Road Race, Caracas (Venezuela) Maraton ciudad de Caracas, Clifton (Usa/Virginia) Women's Half-Marathon Trail Run, Elixhausen (Austria) Elixhausener Naturlauf, Frankfurt am Main (Germany) Eurocity Marathon Messe Frankfurt, Green Bay (Usa/Wisconsin) Menominee 5k, Guadalajara (Mexico) Circuito Imagen Guadalajara, Guastalla (Italy) Notturna città di Guastalla, Los Angeles (Usa/California) Say No To Drugs Los Angeles Holiday Classic, Lyon (France) Lyon Marathon, Metropolis (Usa/Illinois) Superman Road Race, Montevideo (Uruguay) Carrera de San Felipe y Santiago, Palmyra (Syria) Tudmur Historical Marathon, Peniche (Portugal) Corrida das Fogueiras, Prato (Italy) Prato Marathon, Reading (Usa/Pennsylvania) Annual March of Dimes Gring's Mill Run, Redding (Usa/California) Norcal John Frank Memorial Run, Redding (Usa/California) Redding Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k & 5k, Redding (Usa/California) Whiskeytown 50k / 30k Trail Run, Redding (Usa/California) Whiskeytown Relays, Richmond (Usa/Indiana) Richmond Run for the Roses, Rochester (Usa/New York) Annual Run for Hospice, San Francisco (Usa/California) Pride Run, San Francisco (Usa/California) United States Half Marathon, São Paulo (Brazil) Maratona Internacional de São Paulo, Seattle (Usa/Washington) Bethel Christian Church Fun walk and run, Seattle (Usa/Washington) Komen Seattle Race for the Cure, Sydney (Australia) Woodstock Fun Run.
The Global Telegraph
Visit the monthly edition of "The Global Telegraph" magazine, your on line monthly source of running & walking news from all over the world, to read the complete stories.
• BRAZIL / The marathon relay races mania
Never in Brazil there were so many runners taking part in a marathons. Ok, most of them are not running all the marathon alone. The new running fever in Brazil is definitively the marathon relay races... read more online
• MASSACHUSETTS (USA) / The next generation shoe for ultramarathoners
Jennifer Blundo is a mechanical engineering student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working to design an ultra running shoe. Her research is sponsored by The Center for Sports Innovation at MIT... read more online
• BAHRAIN / The complete calendar of events
Established more than 22 years ago by a small group of expats, the Bahrain Cross Country and Road Running Committee has grown from its early beginnings as the Bahrain Hash House Harriers Striders, The Bahrain Roadrunners, through a series of name changes to its present status, as the Bahrain Cross Country and Road Running Committee, and the body officially nominated as road race organisers in Bahrain by the Bahrain Athletic Association, its umbrella body... read more online
• WYOMING (USA) / The Wyoming Marathon Races results
On May 26 in the Medicine National Forest of Laramie, the "Wyoming Marathon Races" were organized. They included the "Rocky Mountain Double Marathon" (52.4 miles), the "Wyoming Marathon" (26.2 miles) and the "Medicine Bow Half Marathon" (13.1 miles). These are the results... read more online
• GERMANY / Is the Internet revolutionizing the running movement?
Running a marathon just once in a lifetime or finishing a triathlon race - this is the dream of many fitness-concious and sport enthusiastic contemporaries. But how does one become a marathon runner or an "Ironman" finisher? How does one have to train? How often? How long? How fast? Andreas Oschmann from Hagen (Germany)... read more online
• GUAM / Half marathon to build schools in Cambodia
The upcoming "Aqua Peace Foundation fun & sun half marathon & 5k" will take place at Ypao Beach Park in Tumon on Sunday, June 9, 2002... read more online
Run The Planet library
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A young, talented corporate executive seeks meaning in life, beyond the regrets and excuses for the valuable things we all leave undone. Through running, he examines love, family, and the very fabric of life. This is "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" meets George Sheehan's "Running and Being". It is a book for anyone who feels the famine of meaning in everyday life, for anyone attempting to successfully balance work and family and a vibrant inner life. And it is a wonderful new look at the physical and emotional benefits of running. Dean Ottati feels that capitalism and competition have made us all poorer: slaves of the clock, pursuing the illusory and the empty. To find the substance of life, he runs. He runs on trails and roads and beaches, every day, alone or with friends, constantly challenging himself physically and intellectually. During these runs he re-evaluates his relationship to work, his use of time, his marriage, his bond with his young son. He peels back layers of hardness from his heart. He finds a new balance in the forces of family, work, love, solitude, money, happiness, and time. His conversation with running "mystic, sages, and philosophers" each become a chapter. The run along the beach with the friend who cousels him on marriage: "Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy?". The glorious muddy run in the rain with Marc, who declares: "Each wet sock is a stinking foot soldier in the war against postmodernism!". The run with Big Jack, a senior executive of his company, who teaches him "Before you speak, examine your intentions. If you can do that you will come to meet yourself, and it will transform you". And his runs lead him to the philosopher who says that merely by pondering the question of meaning in our lives, we begin to find meaning. Dean Ottati's quest takes him on a fascinating path toward a common-sense, workable enlightenment. His life becomes imbued with awareness, richness, and love that most of only dream about. And he teaches us, runners or non-runners, to find our own path. This is his first book, a book that can change your life - Click on the cover to order this book at a special price Rtp Newsletter archive • The Global Telegraph • Run The Planet
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